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4.0 out of 5 stars The Icarus Hunt
Who says there won't be bullies in space? The Patth have come accross a way of travel that leaves the competition breathing their dust. This is not popular among the other races in this future scenario.
Enter Jordan McKell. Jordan McKell managed to get himself deeply into debt with his freighter. This debt was bought up by the infamous Brother John. Jordan and his...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but ultimately disappointing science fiction.
Timothy Zahn's THE ICARUS HUNT is, for the most part, anentertaining tale aimed at the "hard science fiction" reader -- but ultimately its ending (complete with a concealed set of facts that left this reader snarling in baffled annoyance) disappoints. Contrary to what some other reviews in this forum suggest, it is *not* like STAR WARS, save for its interweaving...
Published on 6 Aug. 1999


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4.0 out of 5 stars The Icarus Hunt, 3 Mar. 2005
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Who says there won't be bullies in space? The Patth have come accross a way of travel that leaves the competition breathing their dust. This is not popular among the other races in this future scenario.
Enter Jordan McKell. Jordan McKell managed to get himself deeply into debt with his freighter. This debt was bought up by the infamous Brother John. Jordan and his partner Ixil transport illegal materials for this Brother John. On one of their routes Jordan encounters Alexander Borodin who wants Jordan to take a ship with cargo to Earth. Jordan agrees to do so and meets his new crew the next day. This trip is fraught with danger and Jordan is in danger from many sides.
Whether they make it back to Earth becomes uncertain, as the opposition is incredible. And what is this mysteriously sealed cargo that everyone has an interest in?
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Icarus Hunt, 3 Mar. 2005
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Who says there won't be bullies in space? The Patth have come accross a way of travel that leaves the competition breathing their dust. This is not popular among the other races in this future scenario.
Enter Jordan McKell. Jordan McKell managed to get himself deeply into debt with his freighter. This debt was bought up by the infamous Brother John. Jordan and his partner Ixil transport illegal materials for this Brother John. On one of their routes Jordan encounters Alexander Borodin who wants Jordan to take a ship with cargo to Earth. Jordan agrees to do so and meets his new crew the next day. This trip is fraught with danger and Jordan is in danger from many sides.
Whether they make it back to Earth becomes uncertain, as the opposition is incredible. And what is this mysteriously sealed cargo that everyone has an interest in?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but ultimately disappointing science fiction., 6 Aug. 1999
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Timothy Zahn's THE ICARUS HUNT is, for the most part, anentertaining tale aimed at the "hard science fiction" reader -- but ultimately its ending (complete with a concealed set of facts that left this reader snarling in baffled annoyance) disappoints. Contrary to what some other reviews in this forum suggest, it is *not* like STAR WARS, save for its interweaving of humans and aliens as in the famed "Cantina bar." It has plenty of good ideas, and lots of plot twists ... and yet its resolution is at once too neat and profoundly implausible. And those pesky concealed facts make a fraud out of much of the novel's set-up, including much of what gives the book its initial charm and interest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FUN, 4 Sept. 1999
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I usually don't like books written in the first-person. For one thing, you generally can figure that the main character makes it (they usu. do anyway) through alive, if he/she is telling you the story in the first place. But this was a good story all around. I liked the setting, the characterization, the pace. Pretty much everything I was looking for in a space opera book without all the entanglements of an established universe to cope with. Give it a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book, 2 Sept. 1999
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This is not a Star Wars look-alike,(which is good), but closer to a detective novel set in space--somewhere in the distant future. I, for one, did not figure out who-dun-it until the very end, but some of the hidden plot twists should be able to be guessed as you read. Only dissatisfying note was the romance part--I won't give away the ending by saying why this was so, but the author definitely should have included more romance to the plot. (Also a problem with other of Zahn's books that I have read). Overall, though, I definitely recommend the book for anyone who has read any sci-fi (and even if you haven't).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zahn has created a universe worth "hunting", 3 Jun. 1999
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Zahn has created a fox hunt where the fox is right under your nose! Easily one of the most enjoyable SF/detective/action books I've read. Great characters and interesting villians help make the book a quick as well as enjoyable read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars zahn is a great as ever, 10 Aug. 1999
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This book is yet another great zahn book. great characters, great plot, and enough twists to keep you guessing at the end, not to mention his last great twist. an amazing book i just couldn't put down. i highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zahn Has Done It!, 25 May 1999
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Timothy Zahn has successfully mixed the classic detective novel with a science fiction, action thriller. The result is a book that readers will find hard to set down!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good story from Zahn., 20 Sept. 2001
I enjoyed reading this book, if not for the plot twists, definately for Zahn's gift for telling a story in an empathic way. This is a great read for anyone who wishes to exercise their thinking caps. Warning though: This is not a book for easy readers.
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